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  1. Updates on Wednesday 20 July 2016

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    Updates for London have ended for the day but we'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with the latest news, sport, travel and weather.

  2. A row has erupted over music events on Clapham Common

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    Video caption: Two councils are rowing over music events on Clapham Common.
  3. Heathrow unveils expansion bid design

    New designs for Heathrow Airport which include open green spaces and large expanses of glass have been released as part of its continuing bid for expansion. 

    It is described by architects Grimshaw "as setting a new standard for the future of aviation". 

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    Video caption: Futuristic designs for Heathrow with third runway released

    Plans include the third runway and easy access to the new Crossrail link. 

    The airport is competing with Gatwick for government permission to expand increasing capacity in the south east.

  4. 'Water fight' witness describes unrest

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    Video caption: The Metropolitan Police reported one officer was stabbed and four others were injured.

    A man who filmed a water fight in Hyde Park that turned violent has described the "victimisation" faced by the police from the crowd.

  5. UKIP councillor apologises for 'joking' Remain voters be killed

    A UKIP councillor who said on social media that all Remain voters should be killed has apologised and said his comments were a joke.

    Terence Nathan, a councillor in Bromley, south-east London, posted on Facebook it was "time to start killing these people".

    Terence Nathan

    He wrote: "There is no need for threats just a bullet".

    A spokesperson from UKIP said the councillor was "obviously joking".

  6. West Ham star 'duped by hamper scammer'

    West Ham's former captain acted as an inadvertent "middleman" in a Christmas hamper con in which fellow players lost thousands of pounds, a court has heard.

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    Kevin Nolan told the jury he had passed the details of a hamper salesman named "Mark Kingston" to club officials.  

    The 34-year-old said he passed the details to player liaison officer Tim De'Ath telling him: "Mark sold luxury hampers and he would like to come into the training ground."  

  7. London Mayor calls for TfL to run Southern trains

    Sadiq Khan says he wants to put a TfL team in charge of Southern's services.

    The company has axed hundreds of trains from its timetable in an attempt, it says, to run a more reliable and resilient service. It follows months of delays and cancellations due to staff shortages, and a dispute with the RMT union. 

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    Video caption: Sadiq Khan says he wants to put a TfL team in charge of Southern's services
  8. How a London 'water fight' escalated

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    It started off as spontaneous water fight in London's Hyde Park, but it ended in violence.

    But as the sun started to set, things started spiralling out of control.

    A large crowd of people became increasingly hostile to police officers resulting in violent clashes between the two.

    Five officers were injured and one was stabbed after 2,000 revellers tried to set up an unauthorised sound system.

  9. Young people's mental health schemes get £55m lottery funding

    A mental health project in London is among a number in England which will receive £55 million from lottery funds to support young people.

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    Authorities in Blackpool, Kent and Newham have each been awarded £10 million to "spot the early signs", the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) said.

    Council-led schemes in Cornwall and Wolverhampton were each granted nearly £9 million while £7.8 million will go towards a five-year project in Hull.

    Lyn Cole, BLF grant-making director, said funds would "tackle stigma".

  10. Art on the Tube

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    Video caption: The Tube is home to many major works – and now you can take a tour to see them.
  11. Met Police deputy chief links Brexit vote to hate crime rise

    The deputy chief of the Met Police has linked a rise in reports of hate crimes to the result of the EU referendum.

    "Racist" graffiti was found scrawled on a Polish cultural centre building in Hammersmith in June

    Scotland Yard deputy commissioner Craig Mackey said the Brexit vote appeared to have "unleashed something in people".

    The number of hate crimes the force sees daily has more than doubled since before June 23.

    Four hundred people have been arrested in London for suspected hate crimes since Britain voted to leave the European Union, according to the Met.

  12. Latest headlines from London

    Sonja Jessup

    BBC London News

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    Video caption: Latest headlines from London
  13. Drivers sue Uber over employment rights

    Cab hire service Uber has been taken to a London employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

    Uber, which allows users to book and pay for a mini cab through a smartphone app, is used by up to 30,000 Londoners.

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    The test case centres around whether the drivers can be considered workers or, as Uber argues, as self-employed.

    The two legal definitions are accorded different employment rights.

    Drivers battle Uber over worker rights

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    Cab hire service Uber has been taken to an employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

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  14. The story of the Tweet that started something special

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    Video caption: This is the story of the Tweet that started something special